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Incidents at 6500 Belmark and 6203 Thrush

April 2, 2005 -- Houston police are investigating the fatal shootings of two men, one at 6500 Belmark and the other at 6203 Thrush, between 1a.m. and 1:15 a.m. today (April 2).

The victims are identified as Andre J. Swazer, 31, of 6718 Crosswell and Orlando D. Jackson, 29, of 6203 Thrush. Both victims suffered multiple gunshot wounds to the chest.

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant S. H. Kennedy and Officer R. Moreno reported:

Swazer was shot as he stood in front of a residence in the 6500 block of Belmark with a group of friends at about 1 a.m. Approximately 15 minutes later, Jackson was fatally shot and killed as he pulled up to his residence at 6203 Thrush. Investigators believe both shootings are related.

The suspect is only described as a black male driving a compact white vehicle.

Anyone with information in this case is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.


For additional information, please contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200.